CPT Code: 86617
Order Code: 29477
ABN Requirement: No
Alternative Name(s): Borrelia burgdorferi
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.1 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. Do not shake.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C): 30 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; gross hemolysis; grossly lipemic
Methodology: Immunoblot (IB)
Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Reference Range: Negative
Clinical Significance: Lyme disease is caused by a tick vector carrying borrelia burgdorferi. Immunoblot testing qualitatively examines with high specificity antibodies in a patient’s specimen. Immunoblot testing is appropriate for confirming a detected EIA or IFA test result.
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